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Fort D Historic Site

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2019 Living History Demonstrations

For the four years of the Civil War, Fort D protected the city of Cape Girardeau from attack. Now the old fort will come to life once more.

Memorial Day
Monday, May 27th, 9 am-3 pm
First observed after the end of the Civil War, Memorial Day honors the memory of U. S. soldiers who have died in military service. Local re-enactors will honor the memory of veterans past and present.

Fourth at the Fort!
Thursday, July 4th, 9 am-3 pm
The soldiers of Fort D were very patriotic. At the national holiday, they would celebrate by firing their rifles and cannon and flying their flags proudly. Come join with us as we celebrate the birth of our nation.

Fall Muster
Labor Day
Monday, September 2nd, 9 am-3 pm
Labor Day is typically a day of rest, but the soldiers and civilians at Fort D will be busy preparing for fall. New recruits and public welcome!

WHERE: Fort D Historic Site is an original earthworks fort dating from 1861. It is located at 920 Fort Street, off of Sprigg Street, four blocks south of MO Rte 74.

Contact the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 335-1631 or 800-777-0068. Admission is free.


All events weather permitting

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